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What ages do South Side run classes and holiday projects for?

South Side's Weekly Academy and Holiday Projects run for the ages of 4 all the way up to 15, over 3 age groups. Our Holiday Projects vary in age groups throughout the year.

Am I able to have a free trial before booking a class?

For all our Weekly Academy classes we offer a 2 week free trial which can be selected through our online booking form. This allows your son/daughter to try out the class before committing for the term. You can find out more information here.

What safety procedures are in place in classes with regards to COVID-19?

Following advice and guidelines from the Government and Public Health England we have an extensive COVID-19 Risk Assessment for all classes and projects to keep your son/daughter safe. You can find out our full measures on how we're keeping you safe by clicking here.

How do I book onto a class or holiday project?

To book onto a class or holiday project please visit our booking form page.

What are the costs for the Weekly Academy classes and how can I pay?

The costs of our classes vary depending on the length of the lesson. Our 7-15 year old's classes run at 1hr 30mins and cost £100 per term, and our 4-7 year old's classes run for an hour and cost £85 per term. We do also offer a number of subsidised places for all our classes and projects if cost is an issue. Please email us if you would like more details on this. To pay please visit our pay for your class page where you can either pay online, via cheque or bank transfer. 

What should we wear to South Side?

At South Side we don't have a strict uniform code, but do request that children wear appropriate clothing to move around in safely. This means please refrain from wearing shoes with wheels, flip flops or sandals. We have official South Side Theatre T-Shirts available before and after every class and also available to order online

When do our Classes and Holiday Projects run?

Our Weekly Academy classes run every Tuesday at Hook Church and Saturday at Lime Tree Primary in Surbiton. You can find exact timings on our class times page. We currently also run holiday projects throughout the year during the October Half Term and Easter and Summer Holidays. You can find further details on our Holiday Projects page. More class times will be added over the coming months.

If we cannot make a class what should we do?

If you cannot make a South Side class for whatever reason please inform us via email so we can plan the sessions accordingly. We do recommend if possible attending every class as very often in classes we will be working towards a final performance. 

When will my class do a production?

As part of our classes you will star in full-scale shows, performed for friends and family on a professional stage. Classes perform a mixture of plays and musicals throughout the years with full costume, lights and band. Our 7-11's and 11-15's shows currently take place at the cornerHOUSE in Surbiton. Alongside this every term, when not working towards a production, classes will culminate in an End of Term Performance for friends and family. 

How much notice should I give should I decide to leave South Side?

We ask to be notified at the earliest possible point, ideally at the end of the previous term, which allows us to plan ahead and invite people off our waiting list for next term. Please notify us either via email or in person.